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  • 1. Ashley Daniels Period 3
  • 2.  1. Scientific Name 2. Range and Habitat Map. 3. Diet. 4. Physical Description 5. Breeding Info 6. Special Behaviors 7. Weird Info. 8. Conclusion
  • 3.  Hippo-yomous Hippopotamus is Greek for "river horse.”
  • 4.  Rivers, swamps and protected areas
  • 5.  An adult hippo eats more than 150 pounds of grass a night. These grazers tear up grass not with their teeth but with their lips. In the zoo, they eat zoo ration, alfalfa hay, trace minerals, and water free choice.
  • 6.  The hippo is the second or third largest land animal, depending on which rhino one is considering, and by far the largest river dweller. A mature bull is about 13 feet long, nose to tail, and measures five feet high at the shoulder.
  • 7.  Longevity is 40 years or so. Females usually have their first calf at about 10 years of age. A single calf is born at a time, rarely two, with a gestation period of 227-240 days.
  • 8.  Although hippos might look docile, they are probably the most dangerous African animal. They are not only aggressive and easily enraged, but they are also very unpredictable.
  • 9.  The name hippopotamus comes from the Greek "hippos," meaning horse. But the hippo is more closely related to the pig than the horse. Hippos spend most of their day in water close to shore lying on their bellies.
  • 10. That Is Why Hippos Are My Favorite Animal. THE END